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Research Liam Hemsworth Posts Heartbreaking Photo of Malibu Home After Wildfire
Author: 0 Liam Hemsworth Posts Heartbreaking Photo of Malibu Home After Wildfire

Jordan said no one seemed to know whether they were able to get out or whether their house was still standing. "In the beginning there was hope", Janes said through tears. With gusty winds overnight challenging firefighters further, many are left with an agonising wait to see whether their home withstands the flames. Paradise , which is home to many elderly retirees and has experienced an unusually dry fall, was virtually razed to the ground by the fast-moving " Camp Fire " blaze.

Research Stray cases of burning of firecrackers reported a day after Diwali
Author: 0 Stray cases of burning of firecrackers reported a day after Diwali

While decibel levels were monitored on November 1, 7 and 9, the monitoring of ambient air quality levels is being done since October 31 and will continue till November 15. They said they had been continuously patrolling the city to check for violations during Diwali festivities. Violations of the Supreme Court order were reported from the areas comprising IP Extension, Mayur Vihar's Phase I, II and Extension in east Delhi , Lajpat Nagar in south Delhi , Lutyens Delhi , Dwarka in west ...

Research Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline
Author: 0 Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline

Morris previously ruled against the State Department in August, saying it was obligated to " analyze new information relevant to the environmental impacts of its decision ". Neither TransCanada nor the State Department could immediately be reached for comment on the ruling. In the US, the pipeline would stretch 875 miles through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, with the rest continuing into Canada .

Research Varadkar must stand firm over border backstop, says Sinn Fein leader
Author: 0 Varadkar must stand firm over border backstop, says Sinn Fein leader

In a public message to Mr Varadkar, Ms McDonald warned the backstop "cannot be diluted". British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab tabled the proposal during a "robust" meeting with Tánaiste Simon Coveney last Tuesday. We want there to be an agreement. 'The Irish stance is still the same and clear to say that an emergency time-bound plan or one that could be unilaterally completed by the United Kingdom will never be agreed upon by the country or the European Union, ' said Irish Foreign ...

Research Ahead of Diwali, Delhi's Air Quality continues to alarm citizens
Author: 0 Ahead of Diwali, Delhi's Air Quality continues to alarm citizens

With pollution levels hitting a new high, residents of Indian capital Delhi and adjoining areas have been complaining of breathlessness and burning sensation in the eyes. The Delhi government launched an aggressive 10-day "Clean Air Campaign" from November 1 to monitor and report polluting activities and ordered halting of construction activities and regulating vehicular traffic.

Research Brazil enters new era with far-right president-elect
Author: 0 Brazil enters new era with far-right president-elect

In interviews on Monday, Mr Bolsonaro also said: He would withdraw government advertising from media outlets he judged to be "lying"; He aimed to open up protected land to road and infrastructure projects; The budget deficit would be narrowed and state firms would be privatized.

Research Brazil's Bolsonaro wins presidential run-off
Author: 0 Brazil's Bolsonaro wins presidential run-off

Jair Bolsonaro , a far-right politician who has garnered comparisons to President Donald Trump , has won Brazil's presidential election, marking a dramatic shift to the right in the country's political landscape. With so much at stake, Chinese diplomats have reportedly met with top aides of the president-elect in recent weeks, seeking to underscore the lucrative trade relationship beneficial for both countries, said Reuters .

Research Hurricane Willa Grows Rapidly off Mexico's Pacific Coast
Author: 0 Hurricane Willa Grows Rapidly off Mexico's Pacific Coast

By early Monday, Willa had maximum sustained winds of 160mph - the same wind speed Hurricane Michael had at landfall in Florida - and was centered 135miles south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes. Willa is expected to douse coastal states Jalisco, Nayarit and Sinaloa with 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) of rain, likely triggering flash floods and landslides , the NHC said.

Research Chill Out - Maine Could Have A Milder-Than-Average Winter
Author: 0 Chill Out - Maine Could Have A Milder-Than-Average Winter

On October 18th, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association ( NOAA ) Climate Prediction Center released the 2018/2019 winter outlook- December to February- for temperature, precipitation and drought. If the snowfall earlier this week reminded you how much you don't like the winter cold, you may be in luck. Of course, that's just a prediction, and a rough one at that.

Research Chinese City Wants to Launch Artificial Moon
Author: 0 Chinese City Wants to Launch Artificial Moon

The fake moon's glow is predicted to light up an area with a diameter of 10-80 kilometres; with its precise illumination range being controlled within a few dozen metres, making it eight times as bright as the real moon . A Chinese city's plans to launch a man-made moon to replace street lights has been met with derision and incredulity online. According to the International Dark Sky Association, which advocates for the protection of night skies, living under light-polluted skies is a ...

Research Hurricane Michael rips through Florida’s Panhandle
Author: 0 Hurricane Michael rips through Florida’s Panhandle

Homes washed away by Hurricane Michael were shown in this aerial photo, today, in Mexico Beach, Fla . "Blue skies, right in the eye", marveled Melendez. Almost entire blocks of small two-story beach homes were razed to their tile floors, likely by the storm surge . Four other people were killed in Florida, including one man who was killed by a falling tree.

Research Astronauts make emergency landing after escaping malfunctioning rocket
Author: 0 Astronauts make emergency landing after escaping malfunctioning rocket

In a tweet , Russian space agency Roscosmos said an emergency rescue system was activated when the booster rocket failed . The two-man crew of a Soyuz rocket has made a successful emergency landing following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station (ISS).

Research Global Warming Effects could be Catastrophic in 12 Years
Author: 0 Global Warming Effects could be Catastrophic in 12 Years

It's believed to be the largest peer-review exercise in the world, as has been noted by an IPCC spokesperson. The report summary said renewable energy would need to supply 70 per cent to 85 per cent of electricity by 2050 to stay within a 1.5C limit, compared with about 25 per cent now.

Research Before and after images show Michael's devastation along Florida panhandle
Author: 0 Before and after images show Michael's devastation along Florida panhandle

Michael was just the fourth major hurricane - Category 3, 4 or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale - to crash ashore on the Florida Panhandle since 1950, joining Eloise (1975), Opal (1995) and Dennis (2005). "We had houses that were on one side of the street and now they're on the other", said Mayor Bo Patterson. "But I will confess that my biggest fear that this part of Florida, with its unique & genuine characteristics, will never be the same".

Research Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida, Two Dead
Author: 0 Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida, Two Dead

So many families have lost everything. Bu the full extent of the damage was only slowly becoming clear, with some of the worst areas hard to reach. An 80-mile (130-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 10, the main east-west route, was closed.

Research Louis volunteers gearing up to aid Florida after Hurricane Michael passes
Author: 0 Louis volunteers gearing up to aid Florida after Hurricane Michael passes

At 9 a.m., Michael , with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph, was about 80 miles southwest of Panama City, moving north at 13 mph. Forecasters said Michael could be near a very unsafe Category 4 by landfall. Officials also shut down the Hathaway Bridge, which connects Panama City and Panama City Beach and is a main route in and out of the cities. Two "devastating tornadoes" touched down in Gaston County, he said.

Research SpaceX Launch Seen in Local Skies
Author: 0 SpaceX Launch Seen in Local Skies

SpaceX landed the rocket's first stage at a newly built landing pad called LZ-4 that is located near Vandenberg's SLC-4E launch pad where the rocket took off. Including Sunday's successful landing, SpaceX has returned 30 total boosters back to land or to a floating sea platform. It was a planned launch by Hawthorne-based SpaceX.

Research Nobel Prize for Physics goes to US, Canadian scientists
Author: 0 Nobel Prize for Physics goes to US, Canadian scientists

Donna Strickland , a scientist from the University of Waterloo in Canada, recently became the third woman in history to win a Nobel Prize in Physics , and the first to do so in more than five decades. She cited institutional issues that have made it more hard for women to advance their careers, mentioning maternity leave, which can take women out of the workplace for months or years at a time, as one example.

Research Japan Successfully Lands 2 Rovers on Surface of Asteroid Ryugu
Author: 0 Japan Successfully Lands 2 Rovers on Surface of Asteroid Ryugu

The Japanese space agency said that it has made history by successfully landing two unmanned rovers on an asteroid. Asteroids such as Ryugu are of such enormous interest to scientists because they are made from the debris that was floating in the disc-shaped cloud of gas and dust known as the solar nebula , after the formation of the Sun.

Research Flights cancelled in the US Southeast as Hurricane Florence approaches
Author: 0 Flights cancelled in the US Southeast as Hurricane Florence approaches

Some area residents described a harrowing retreat as the storm hit. The Hurricane Center predicts the storm to maintain this strong Category 2 intensity until landfall, after which wind speeds will steadily decline. If the storm makes landfall as a Category 2, these winds will be damaging, sustained at up to 160km/h or so with higher gusts. Winds of up to 110km/h are also expected for several days as the weather system slowly grinds over.

Research 1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests
Author: 0 1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

Originally, Maezawa had purchased from SpaceX a circumlunar voyage to be completed using the company's Crew Dragon atop SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket - which conducted its highly successful maiden flight on 6 February 2018 from LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center , sending Mr.

Research Florence weakens but epic rains still expected on US east coast
Author: 0 Florence weakens but epic rains still expected on US east coast

US President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for North Carolina as officials warn the state could experience its most severe flooding ever. Gas stations were abandoned and fallen trees made many roads impassable. The crews include 10 line workers, two digger trucks, bucket trucks and other equipment to help restore power.

Research Hurricane Florence rips through Carolina coast
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence rips through Carolina coast

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article reported two deaths in Carteret County, North Carolina. City spokesperson Colleen Roberts said rescuers faced very challenging conditions. Swelling rivers and creeks threatened dams and bridges. Yet a day after landfall the faster-moving Mangkhut was back out over open water - weakened, but headed across the South China Sea toward China.

Research Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

Up to 1.7 million people are under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders, and coastal residents were frantically boarding up homes and businesses and hitting the road on Wednesday as the storm approached. North Carolina governor Roy Cooper told locals not to "bet your life on riding out a monster", with ferocious winds set to batter the shoreline. Experts say the lagoons should be able to handle about 3 feet of rain, but hog farmers, who have been trying to pump manure out of the ...

Research In US beach resort, residents seek shelter from the storm
Author: 0 In US beach resort, residents seek shelter from the storm

Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the US East Coast as a Category 2 hurricane with winds up to 110mph - slower than yesterday but covering a wider area. Myrtle Beach's courses accounted for half of the $2.7 billion in economic output that golf generated for the SC economy in 2015, according to a report from the state's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Research Brown sees new California energy policy as model
Author: 0 Brown sees new California energy policy as model

In addition, the order sets a goal of maintaining "net negative emissions" beyond 2045, which means using plants or technology to draw carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, and reuse or store it some manner (see " Maybe we can afford to suck CO2 out of the sky after all ").

Research Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, launches $2 billion charitable fund to fight poverty
Author: 0 Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, launches $2 billion charitable fund to fight poverty

The Amazon founder, the world's wealthiest person , offered detail on his philanthropic goals, announcing the Bezos Day One Fund, which will begin with an initial $2 billion. His net worth has risen by US$64.7 billion this year alone as Amazon's shares surged. More than a year ago, Bezos posted to Twitter a request for suggestions on philanthropic initiatives created to make a difference in the short term.

Research Hotels brace for Hurricane Florence as residents evacuate
Author: 0 Hotels brace for Hurricane Florence as residents evacuate

The first effects were already being seen on barrier islands as unsafe rip currents hit beaches and seawater flowed over a state highway. With Hurricane Florence spinning through the Atlantic Ocean and threatening to slam into SC later this week, Gov.

Research White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence

Florence, one of the strongest storms on the Eastern Seaboard in decades , is a strong Category 2 hurricane with winds of 110 miles per hour. A total of 15-20 inches of rain is expected, with isolated areas of up to 30 inches in parts of North Carolina, Virginia and the northern part of SC through Saturday.

Research Angus King says he’ll vote against Trump high court pick Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Angus King says he’ll vote against Trump high court pick Kavanaugh

When asked about one of the more contentious moments of his hearing, when he appeared to avoid a handshake with Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie was among the victims killed during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last February, Kavanaugh said he thought Guttenberg was a protester and his security detail subsequently intervened.

Research Hurricane Florence strengthens to potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence strengthens to potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm

Navy ships off Virginia's coast were preparing to sail out of the path, a North Carolina university has already canceled classes and people have begun stocking up on plywood, bottled water and other supplies. All inland residents should find out now if you live in a flood prone area. Florence had maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 storm on the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale.

Research Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here

Florence has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, though that number is likely to increase as the storm strengthens. Cooper has requested President Donald Trump to issue a disaster declaration for the state to relief can be delivered to affected areas as soon as possible after the storm passes.

Research Tracking Florence: Carolinas Need to Watch
Author: 0 Tracking Florence: Carolinas Need to Watch

Late Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper late Friday declared a state of emergency . The National Hurricane Center said Florence's maximum sustained winds Friday evening were estimated to be 65 miles per hour. A new tropical storm has formed in the eastern Atlantic off the western coast of Africa. Large swells will also begin affecting the US Southeast coast, with larger waves and rough surf as early as this weekend, increasing through next week.

Research In Latest Kavanaugh Drama, Democrats Block Routine Request to Meet
Author: 0 In Latest Kavanaugh Drama, Democrats Block Routine Request to Meet

If confirmed, Kavanaugh is expected to move the court, which already had a conservative majority, further to the right. The interruptions, combined with shouting and screaming from hecklers in the audience, created a level of chaos that served to underscore the historical significance of Kavanaugh's appointment and the effect his presence on the court may have in the years to come.

Research Watch Brett Kavanaugh’s Surpreme Court Confirmation Hearing Live
Author: 0 Watch Brett Kavanaugh’s Surpreme Court Confirmation Hearing Live

Guttenberg wrote on Twitter that, as the morning session ended, he "walked up to Judge Kavanaugh" and attempted to introduce himself "as Jaime Guttenberg's dad". "And the only way we can look at it is to understand the documents and it's very, very hard". He worked under special counsel Kenneth Starr in his investigation into President Bill Clinton's relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s.

Research Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys

A hurricane watch - meaning that hurricane conditions are possible - was put into effect for the area stretching from the mouth of the Pearl River in MS to the Alabama-Florida border. A Storm Surge Watch was also issued from the Mississippi-Alabama border westward to the Mouth of the Mississippi River. The present movement shows the weather system moving west-northwest at 15mph.

Research California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law
Author: 0 California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law

Not only doubling down but improving on previous measures , the legislation would protect consumers from being charged extra for access to websites and provide consistent speeds and quality for streaming services. The legislation primarily prohibits plans that exempt the same type of content from some companies over others - video streamed on YouTube but not Hulu, for example.

Research Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

A potential tropical cyclone also allows watches and warnings to be issued. However, forecasters say that strong upper-level winds will likely prevent any significant development during the next several days. Elsewhere, we are watching a tropical wave sitting between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic that is producing heavy rainfall across parts of the Caribbean.

Author: 0 Air Leaking From Russian Side Of International Space Station

Flight controllers on Earth began to notice signs of a slight pressure drop in the orbiting laboratory around 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT), while the six crewmembers of Expedition 56 were sleeping, NASA officials said in a statement today (Aug. "Once the patching is complete, additional leak checks will be performed". Officials from Houston and Moscow will continue to monitor the situation as the crew works through its troubleshooting procedures.

Research Daintree 'asylum seekers' were on people smuggling boat: Dutton
Author: 0 Daintree 'asylum seekers' were on people smuggling boat: Dutton

It could not confirm how many others may have been on the boat. About 40 people are thought to have been on board, reports say. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, whose electorate covers the area where the boat arrived, dismissed the speculation and instead said he believed the crew were illegally fishing in the area when they ran into trouble.

Research Foreign minister quits role
Author: 0 Foreign minister quits role

She added she hasn't yet decided whether she will run for office in the country's next general election, set for 2019. Mr Morrison revealed that " more women have been appointed to Cabinet and the portfolios of Small Business" and "Industrial Relations have been returned to Cabinet level".

Research As Hurricane Lane Approaches Hawaii, the Flooding Begins
Author: 0 As Hurricane Lane Approaches Hawaii, the Flooding Begins

Hurricane Lane barrelled toward Hawaii on Friday, dumping torrential rains that caused flooding on the Big Island as people stocked up on supplies and piled sandbags to shield oceanfront businesses against the increasingly violent surf. The storm is packing sustained winds of 209 kph. Mount Kilauea began producing lava flows in early May and portions of the southeastern coastline of the Big Island have been transformed by the lava flows that covered over 13 square miles (35 square ...

Research EPA says its new coal plan could ‘adversely affect human health’
Author: 0 EPA says its new coal plan could ‘adversely affect human health’

Trump has already vowed to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement as he pushes to revive the coal industry. Wehrum said that because of the shifting energy landscape, he expected emissions to fall at a rate "roughly comparable" to the goals outlined under the Obama-era plan, which called for a 26 percent cut in greenhouse gases from power plants by 2025, compared to 2005 levels.

Research Michael Hayden: 'Sense of Embarrassment' in Security Clearance Flap
Author: 0 Michael Hayden: 'Sense of Embarrassment' in Security Clearance Flap

Gates, who served as Defense Secretary under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, joins 12 other former intelligence officials on the letter . On Tuesday, Brennan lambasted Trump's personal character after he derided former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as a "dog". "The only questions that remain are whether the collusion that took place constituted criminally liable conspiracy, whether obstruction of justice occurred to cover up any collusion or conspiracy, and ...

Research Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads
Author: 0 Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads

As part of the order, more than $100,000 has been alloted for biologists and scientists assisting with saving animals and cleaning up the beaches. The governor also includes Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, even though so far the Red Tide has not put in a confirmed appearance in either location.

Research Look Up! Perseid Meteor Shower To Light Up The Sky
Author: 0 Look Up! Perseid Meteor Shower To Light Up The Sky

As the night nears dawn, Cooke says viewers can expect to see a meteor every minute or so, which is about standard for the Perseids . The Perseids occur every year in mid-August as Earth passes through the debris trail left by the Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Research NASA set to launch Sun probe on Saturday
Author: 0 NASA set to launch Sun probe on Saturday

Then a long adventure lies ahead for the Parker probe. The probe will use Venus' gravity to slow itself down as it makes its close approaches with the sun. Parker was the first one to postulate the existence of solar wind in 1958. The Parker Solar Probe will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before it.

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